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Live. A young girl dead, two

people injured in a shocking

dog attack in Melbourne. This

is a really horrible

tragedy. British courts dish out some tough love to the

rioters. He was having a laugh

on Facebook. Selection shock -

the Wallabies name a new

captain for the World

Something I'm extremely proud captain for the World Cup.

of and something I'm really looking forward to.

# I'm living in the '70s...

And new hooks, riffs and words

on the national sound register. Hello, welcome to ABC News

across Australia. I'm Ros

Childs. The local share market is giving back some of

yesterday's rally. The All

Ordinaries is 24 points lower,

the Nikkei's down, the Dow flat

and the dollar's at 105 US

cents. More finance later in the bulletin. A 4-year-old girl

has been mauled and killed by a

The dog in Melbourne's north-west.

The girl was playing with her cousin at her home last night

when the attack

believed the dog escaped from a

neighbour's yard. Reporter Lisa

Maksimovic is outside the

girl's house in St Albans. understand the 4-year-old girl girl's house in St Albans. We

was inside her home just behind me here. The pitbull-cross

wandered across the road from a

neighbour's house. They're just

several metres down the road.

The pitbull attacks the girl's

cousin, a 31-year-old cousin,

he ran inside but the followed and then attacked the

two young children who were in the loungeroom watching television. The pitbull-cross mauled a 4-year-old Sudanese refugee, her 5-year-old cousin

received serious head injuries

and the 31-year-old who tried

to fend and fight the dog off suffered hand and arm

lacerations. Those two have

been taken to the local Sunshine hospital for treatment

but unfortunately the little

the scene. There was nothing

paramedics could do for her when she arrived. Police have

been here speaking to

owner this morning, investigating what happen.

They're not sure yet whether

charges will be laid but here's

a little of what they had to

say. This is a really horrible tragedy and it will take some

time for us to fully understand

what has happened. We

understand the dog attack took

place inside a house. came from another house. We're

not sure at this stage how the

dog got out from the house it

belongs to. Lisa, the little belongs to. Lisa, the

girl's family have also been talking about the tragedy.

Here's a little of that. She's

describing the child as a very

lovely child and a clever

child. As she died - she died

as she was struggling, fighting

for her life as well. Lisa, how is the girl' family coping?

Relatives of the little girl

are of course extremely distraught. They're very

shocked by what's happened and they're they're rallying around the

girl's mother. Her father is

still in Sudan and has heard

the news overnight. He's

currently organising to travel

back to Australia to be with

the girl's mother. But this is

sadly just the latest in a

string of ordeals that this

family has had to endure. They've of course fled They've of course fled Sudan

for a better life in Australia.

They moved to Adelaide and

we understand that in fact the

girl's mother was herself

attacked by a dog not long ago

and suffered injuries to her

arm and just two months ago the family's home burnt down so

they were here staying with

relatives. Of course the family

is totally bewildered and

asking how this could possibly

happen to them. Finally, what's

going to happen to the dog?

The dog's owner has given

permission to police to its dog destroyed. We don't

know when exactly that will

take place. At the moment the

dog is with vets being assessed. They're trying to

determine exactly

a breed the dog is. We know

it's a pitbull crossed with another breed so they're making

some assessments this afternoon

but will put the dog

down. Lisa, thank you. One of

the country's peak doctors'

groups says the latest to

asylum criticise the detention of

Australian Medical Association

Steve Hambleton says doctors

have concerns about mandatory

detention and the access asylum

seekers get to medical care in

remote locations. The AMA

believes the system of mandatory detention of asylum

seekers is inherently harmful to the physical and mental

health of detainees. The harm

is especially acute in the case

of children. But there's not much appetite in either major

party for ending mandatory

detention. The Immigration Government makes no apology for

the policy. Forensic experts

are analysing a shoe found by

remains of school boy Daniel searchers looking for the

Morcombe. The teenager went

missing nearly 8 years ago. A

man was charged with his murder

last weekend. Reporter Lauren

Day is at the search site at

Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast.

Lauren, when will the police

know the results of the tests

on the shoe they've found? The

shoe will undergo forensic testing and it results. Police and the weeks before we have any

Morcombe family are hoping the shoe belongs shoe belongs to Daniel but

they're realistic about the possibility it's come from

elsewhere. Where exactly did

police find it? They found it

at the main such site here

which is a small swampy area of

only about 12x6m, however, they're searching a second

search sate and we've seen some police divers site which is about a kilometre site which is about a kilometre

down the road. What's Daniel

Morcombe's family said about

the latest find? They're

obviously hoping that it obviously hoping that it is

Daniel's shoe but they're

trying to remain realistic

about this. Bruce Morcombe haspent the day in Brisbane

trying to garner further

support for the Daniel Morcombe

foundation and funding for that

foundation, while the family

anxiously awaits these results. Lauren, thank anxiously awaits these Cameron is defending the courts

but justice campaigners say

some penalties don't fit the crimes. Britain has been

sentences for people caught handing out some harsh

rioting last week, as William report from London. rioting last week, as Phillip

After the crimes come the

punishments but how much is punishments but how much is too

much? Mother of two Ursula

Nevin slept through the riots

but a housemate gave her a but a housemate gave her a pair

of stolen shorts. She was

sentenceded to 5 months in

prison. Ain't no justice system. system she wouldn't have got

sent to jail. She's got two

kids. The case that's caused the greatest debate is the 4-year sentence for 21-year-old

Jordan Blackshaw and 22-year-old Perry Sutcliffe Keenan. Convicted of

violence on Facebook, riots

that never actually took place,

their friends are horrified. He He was having a laugh on

Facebook. It's only a little

group on Facebook. People got

big sentences that done the riots something on Facebook and

getting four years. But in the

area where the pair were separately encouraging

violence, not many saw it as a joke. I think joke. I think the harsher the

better. Send a message. You

can't start rumours and affect people' lives and businesses

and scare innocent people. The

Prime Minister too had no

sympathy over the harsh sentences. What happened on

our streets was appalling

behaviour and to send a to clear message it's wrong and

won't be tolerated is what our be doing. While that view is

shared by many, some amongst the Government's Coalition

partners are not so sure

justice is being done. In

relation to other offences

where perhaps someone has been sentenced to a custodial

sentence, a prison sentence for

taking a bottle of soft drink

or a packet of chewing gum, I

question whether that the

appropriate response. The

Prince of Wales and duchess of Cornwall broke off their

holiday to visit some of the

hardest hit The sheer terror people

experienceded and still the

unease is there, wondering what

might happen at any stage but I

think the other thing that is important to remember is, as

many were saying, it's just a small minority that have

created this mayhem. And

there's deep division over to

deal with those guilty of

creating the mayhem that only

ended eight days ago. Six months on from the start of the Libyan uprising, Colonel

Gaddafi looks more vulnerable by the

launched an assault on the oil

town of Zawiyah in an effort to

drive out Loyalist remnants and

cut supply lines to the

capital. They're also progress in the Libyan south

but in Tripoli it's a different

story. Each night in Tripoli's

main square, Loyalists gather,

wrapped in Gaddafi green. The

rebels have advanced to within

30 miles of here but there's no

sign of support crumbling. Are you worried that the rebel fighters are

closing in on Tripoli?

TRANSLATION: We're not worried.

We know what's going on. We talk

front line and if the battle comes here we will

fight. That's exactly what State television has been

calling for. It want Gaddafi

supporters to take up weapons and

and defend the city. So in

Salem's cafe, an expresso Salem's cafe, an expresso and a

shrug. "I'm not concerned," he

told me, "It's all fine, morale

is high." The key battle right

now is for Zawiyah. Street by street.

street. Capture the town and the rebels will cut off trup trip. Gaddafi forces are

hitting back hard. To the east

as well the rebels are taking

casualties as they foot-and-mouth for Brega's foot-and-mouth for Brega's oil

terminal. The town's weeks of fighting back and

forth. Britain and the rest of

NATO is hoping Gaddafi will

fall soon but already some here

are warning of a dangerous

power vacuum if that does

happen. Animal rights activists

have launched a fresh campaign

against live exports with against live exports with new footage of sheep abattoirs in

Turkey and a warning, the

following contains images that

may cause distress. Animals

Australia says this video was

taken in Turkey over the past

couple of months. Some was graphic to show. They say the methods breach Australian and

international standards. So it

has to be asked why export

permits have been provided to

Turkey and why MLA and the

exporters didn't care enough to

determine what were routine practices in that country. The

activists say they've given their footage

their footage to Agriculture

Minister Joe Ludwig. As the

coal seam gas industry in Australia Australia expands, so does the controversy surrounding the way

it investigates possible new sites. The Lock the Gate

Alliance encourages property

owners not to allow gas company representatives on to their

land and they're holding a

rally in Sydney today outside

the venue of a minerals and

investment conference organised by the NSW Government. Brigid

Glanville is there. Passions

have been getting a bit heated

at the protest? Certainly has,

Ros. Just over an hour ago inside the mining conference which is in a

around 130 delegates attending the State Government mining

conference looking at exploration and investment, 30

of the protesters behind me

went inside to the conference,

ran through the conference, got

up in stage with banners

yelling out chant like, "No

more mining." Now they were

removed. We've been told that

two people have been arrested

but just a short time ago we've

just been waiting on

confirmation of that from

police media but the protest

has just started under way behind me. There is a large

police contingent and also a

large media contingent but

there's around 200 people from

across NSW, many farmers,

there's environmental groups

and there's also quite a few people, residents from Sydney

who are concerned about coal

seam gas exploration happening

in Sydney. What 's the message

of the protesters for those

delegates inside the

conference? The message is

that they want moratorium on coal seam gas

exploration in this State until

a full inquiry has been

conducted. They've been calling on the Premier Barry O'Farrell

to attend this protest. The Premier isn't here. Their

concern is that until a full

inquiry has been done that there isn't enough known about

the environmental impacts, the

impacts on prime agricultural

land and the health impacts to

have coal seam gas exploration and drilling going on in

communities around NSW. One of

the other things that you mentioned,

mentioned, Ros, was this term

Lock the Gate, that's their

sort of slogan. At the moment,

Ros, farmers across NSW own the

land, anything on top of land, anything on top of the lanon their property is what

they own. Anything underneath

is of course owned by the State

and they want to take it to a

Federal level to have the laws

changed so that farmers can say to

you're not welcome to explore

for gas or coal seam gas on our properties." Brigette, thank

you. As the nation you. As the nation profits from

the commodities book, it seems

many residents in the Pilbara

are being left behind, in fact

evidence is emerging that high

rents in the area and a lack of

Government housing are driving

poorer people on to welfarism

here's Jeff Waters in Port

Hedland. Right across the

Pilbara there's plenty of new wealth

has pushed real estate and

rents through the roof. The

lowest you can get is about

$1100 up to almost $3,000 per week week in rent. Which is fine if

you earn big money but what if

you don't? Poorer workers, and

here that usually means

Indigenous workers, are priced

out of the market. Bob Neville

runs an Aboriginal services

organisation. He's one of organisation. He's one of many people who say Indigenous

locals are staying on welfare

because they can't afford

private rent and they fear they'll they'll lose their State

subsidised housing from Homes

West even if they get a

relatively low paid job. It

does make people and it has

made people in this town

actually give up work. There's

no evidence of anybody being

forcibly evicted just for

getting a job but people have

been receiving warning letters asking them to seek alternative

accommodation even after

securing relatively low paid

work. Rodney Monghen is an employment agent. earn 1400 or 1500 a week, that

how much it will cost in rent. It's disheartening to get a letter saying, "You're earning

too much money too much money now. You have to move out." The State

Government says it's aware of

the issue. I'm acutely aware of

not having housing as a dis

incentive for people to move

into employment, into gainful

employment. It's a shame on

the nation, it's a shame on WA

and I think it's a shame on Pilbara. The Western Australian Government says it's

implementing a Pilbara-wide affordable housing

They're on the road. Trucks

from many parts of Australia

are heading to Canberra. The

rolling protests is called the

Vote of No Confidence convoy.

The truckies, including those from the Top End, plan to

converge on the capital at the

weekend. Rolling up and heading

out, trucking their way to Canberra, the way. These particular

trucks are only heading to Katherine because they actually

have cattle to pick up now the

live export trade has resumed

but others in the pastoral

industry still feel like their

livelihoods are under threat.

They're spending thousands to

go the distance. We're doing

this now while we have the resources because if it continues I don't know whether

we'll still have enough money

to eat let alone drive to

Canberra and protest. These

Territorians say they're concerned about Federal export ban and the carbon tax.

The people are willing to drive

from WA to Canberra to have

their voice heard and from the

Territory down to Canberra,

signifying how important this

to people. They're all

connected with the cattle industry and have taken the

live export ban to heart. No

sympathy for the people on the

land. We've got no voice. The

group says it's apolitical but

has got some support. We're coming to Canberra. The convoy will join

a group of trucks in Katherine

that have driven from

north-west WA before driving through Queensland through Queensland to rally in

Canberra next week. Let's go to

some of the other stories making news in business - QR

National is yet to comment on

BHP Billiton's plans to build a

new rail line that threatens

dominance of the Queensland

coal haulers. BHP is applying for State Government approval for for a railway to transport steel-making coal from it Central Queensland mines to the

port of Abbott point. And a

ship at the centre of animal rights rights protests in Port Adelaide will today start

unloading its cargo of 67,000

sheep. The ship had been bound

for Qatar but mechanical problems

problems forced it back to port last week. The sheep are to be

off loaded into temporary pens

before being taken to a feed lot north of Adelaide. A check

of the markets now,

Rebecca Hyam. Rebecca, things

aren't looking too good locally? The market opened

with minor falls. Analysts

suggest investors are worried

the summit between French and German leaders didn't come up

with a strong enough response

to contain the zuro zone's debt

crisis, putting pressure on the

major banks. Ankz is down

almost 1% to 20.39. NAB's 19 cents lower to 23.17.

Commonwealth Bank shares have

fallen a third of a per cent and Westpac's down 11 cents to

$20.40. The miners are also

weaker. BHP Billiton's fallen almost 1.5%, Rio Tinto's 90

cents lower to 73.52. More broadly, the All Ordinaries

index is down 30 points to

4,342 and the ASX 200 is

three-quarters of a per cent

lower to 4,271. And Rebecca,

both AMP and the ASX have

reported results today, how

were they? AMP's reported an

18% fall in its half-year net

profit to 349 million dollars

but it underlying but it underlying profit, which doesn't includedy significant

one-off costs, rose to 455

million and that's beaten

analysts' forecasts so as a

result AMP shares are up 4.3%

and the local share market

operator ASX Limits has achieve

a 7.5% rise in its

profit. Its shares are up 15 cents to

cents to $29.65. How's QR National doing today after BHP

Billiton confirmed plans build that new rail freight

line in Queensland? Not

terribly well at all, Ros. Its

shares have fallen 9 cents or

2.5% to $3.44 as a result of

that news. Let's take a check

of domestic market's other big

movers in the ASX top 100. To Wall Street which picked

up in had morning session on

better-than-expected profit reports from retailers.

A new melanoma drug hailed as

a huge step forward could soon

be available in Australia. In a

trial, Zerboraf proved more

effective than chemotherapy at

killing a mutant protein important to cancer cell growth

and US authorities have today

sped up its approval. Patients

who took the drug liveded

longer and had visible evidence of its effectiveness. This is

the first pill you can take

that will shrink your melanoma

and we know will lead to you

living long er than you would

have. Only about half of

melanoma sufferers have the

mutant protein and there's some

evidence the drug isn't as effective long-term. Approval

is now being sought for its use

in Australia. The Wallabies

selectors have sprung a

surprise by naming a new

captain in the 30-man squad for

the World Cup. The Queensland Reds

Reds skipper James Horwill

who's still been included in the

the squad. Coach Robbie Deans

was pleased with how Elsom took

the news. His response was not

only impressive but immediate.

He said, "Whatever's in

best interests of the team."

I've known for a few days now.

It's something I'm extremely

proud of and something that I'm

really looking forward to. Drew

Mitchell and Berrick Barnes

were among the fringe candidates who made the squad while Matt Giteau was the

highest profile omission. Each recession addeded to the Sounds

of Australia register held at the National Film and Sound

Archive in Canberra. The public

helps to choose the recordings

and this year's

music from Kylie Minogue, the

band Skyhooks and the Seekers,

the maiden speeches of the

first two women elected to

parliament, an 1898 recording

of Indigenous music and a radio

news report of the devastation

of Darwin by Cyclone Tracy.

The idea is to honour the

Australian musicians, recording

engineers, technicians who

have, over 115 have, over 115 years, created a

whole story o-Australia in our recordings. Let's talk a little

bit about this year's

inclusions and there's a huge

variety there. Let's hear a

little first of all from the

Skyhooks album, Living in the '70s.

# I'm living in the '70s

# My face gets dirty just walking around

# I need another pill to calm me down #

Graham McDonald, that was an

incredibly successful album and

yet 6 out of the 10 tracks were

banned on commercial radio. What does that say about the

era? It was probably a era? It was probably a more

conservative era than there is

today but what the album did

was it made it possible for people to write songs about Australia, about suburban

Australia. Greg was writing

songs about Baldwin, songs about Baldwin, Toorak and Carlton where no-one had ever

done that before. It open up a

whole way of writing songs

which continued until today.

Now here's an excerpt from

Edith Lyons's maiden speech to

parliament on September 29,

1943ch This is the first

occasion upon which a woman has addressed this House. For that reason, it's an occasion which,

for every woman in the

Commonwealth, marks a turning point

point in history. So McDonald, a significant

speech? It was. She takes a

really interesting ton in that

speech. She'd been in political

life for some years, her late husband had been the Prime

Minister but it's conciliatory

but in some ways threatening

that women weren't going to be parliamentarians after that.

And finally, here's the ABC's

Mike Heys reporting on Cyclone

Tracy in 1974 A lot of us eating for the first time for

several days. Just being able

to physically eat is a new

sensation. The terror of the

whole thing makes it good to

adjust be alive. So Graham

McDonald, a powerful report

there. That's a huge feature of

sound alone , isn't it? It's an intimate

a very strong impression on

people? I especially like that

report of Mike from Darwin

because he puts a human element

into it where he talks about

ettoing for the first time for

several days but still with the

compassion for those who had

lost their houses, those who

had lost their lives and those

who had to leave Darwin. It's a

very moving yet human report

from what was a tremendous tragedy

tragedy at the time. Graham had

been Donald, thank you. You're welcome. Wildflower meadows among Britain's most vulnerable

habitats so a project is under

way to restore them and restore

the seeds they the seeds they depend on. This

is where it starts, collecting

seeds from a met immediato that

still in tact, rich in species.

These researchers are part of a

project to collect seeds to

restore this kind of land scape

because while this nature

reserve is protected, lowland

meadows need all the help they can get. This type of habitat has decreased dramatically over

the last 70 years. There's

about 2% left of what was

recorded in the 1930s so it's getting getting rarer. Restoring

meadows is not new. In England

alone, 45,000 hectares of sem

natural grassland has been

create but it's difficult to

re-create the full diversity of plant species and that's what

they're working on here. laboratories close to the production beds they're looking

at the conditions that help

plants germinate and thrive and

that science is part of a long established this is taking place at Keww's

millennium seed bank where

they've built up a huge

collection and 96% of the UK's

flowering plant species are

kept here in cold storage. That

experience has been used to

help produce native seeds for conservation. At the moment

there's a rather

of species available commercially commercially for landscape skill restoration. We want to

find out which once are desirable, currently not in

seed mixes and work with the

industry to solve the problems

to increase the diversity.

While the work here is about

lowland meadows for now, the

plan is for researchers to turn

their attention to other habitats too. 40 in all,

including woodlands and chalk

grasslands. To the weather now

and the satellite shows thick cloud flowing over Tasmania as

moisture wraps into a low.

Cloud being driven into

Victoria and NSW by the low and

high cloud streaming into WA high cloud streaming into WA in

strong upper level winds. A low

in the Tasman and moist southeasterlies winds should

bring scattered showers to

eastern Victoria and NSW and

southern Queensland. Heaviest

on the coast south of Sydney. A

broad region of high pressure

should bring mostly sunny skies

across the rest of the country.

A fine check of the markets:

That's the news for now. There's continuous There's continuous news on ABC

News 24 and there's also news

online. Our next full bulletin

on ABC 1 is at 7:00 this

evening. I'm Ros Childs, thanks

for joining us afternoon. See you tomorrow.